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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Iron Pier - PorterExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleExcellent1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleExcellent1
Brockley - Winter Golden AleExcellent1
3 Piers - Old CockerExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Host'sExcellent1
Stratford upon Avon - Stratford MosaicExcellent1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerExcellent1
Slater's - Bavarian SummitGood1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleGood1
Thames Side - Black Swan PorterGood1
Dorking - Black NoiseGood1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterGood1
Mad Cat - JesterGood1
Weltons - Xmas OldGood1
Breakwater - BestGood1
Bexley - Session Pale AleAcceptable1
Whitstable - East India Pale AleAcceptable1
Brumaison - GBAcceptable1
Slater's - HakaAcceptable1
Iron Pier - BitterAcceptable1
Weltons - Old CockyNot Tried0
Nelson - Pieces of EightNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Dorking - Pilcrow AleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Crispin PaleNot Tried0
3 Piers - West Coast BlondeNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Baize of GloryNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Golden AleNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Pattern RecognitionNot Tried0
Breakwater - Black EnsignNot Tried0

Visits Details

15 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Unusual to have more than 3 beers on.
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00GoodVery, perhaps too yeasty
Slater's - Haka5.20AcceptableLittle condition so a chore to drink despite most of the tastes being there OK
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Pattern Recognition4.20Not Tried
Breakwater - Black Ensign3.20Not Tried
07 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Thankfully normal Monday hours today so evening visit until 10pm close.
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Good
Romney Marsh - Golden Ale3.90Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Baize of Glory3.60Not Tried
03 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. A superb gratis cheeseboard, crackers, biscuits and bread on a side table and the cheeses were many interesting ones. Part filled my face!
Breakwater - Best4.00GoodI am seeing a lot of Breakwater of late and away from its East Kent homeland too
Slater's - Bavarian Summit5.50GoodTasty one infused with cardamom and orange peel, for a warming tang
Mighty Oak - Baize of Glory3.60Not Tried
10 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
Dorking - Black Noise4.50Good
Mad Cat - Jester4.00GoodSingle hop job, well balanced
Mad Cat - Crispin Pale4.00Not TriedTapped and ready to go
3 Piers - West Coast Blonde4.60Not TriedRan out
03 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. The Guv was on his Tuesday night off crawl behind his own bar!!
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80ExcellentBest Musket I've had, fresh perhaps but clean tasting
3 Piers - Old Cocker4.30ExcellentTraditional dark brown English bitter
Dorking - Pilcrow Ale4.00Not Tried
26 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Pub has just won local branch CAMRA Pub of the Year.
Stratford upon Avon - Stratford Mosaic4.20ExcellentVery well balanced single hop job
Iron Pier - Porter5.30ExcellentFull bodied, best Iron Pier brew I have had so far
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
08 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Now proudly displaying its corrected SPBW London Pub of the Year certificate dated for **2018**!!
Thames Side - Black Swan Porter4.60Good
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00AcceptableA wet dog sort of bitter which still needs some refinement to endear me
Nelson - Pieces of Eight3.80Not Tried
06 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close plus quite a bit.
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Excellent
Brockley - Winter Golden Ale4.00ExcellentVery refreshing
23 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Now proudly displaying its SPBW London Pub of the Year 2018 certificate, presented last Saturday.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Host's5.20ExcellentA nice surprisingly warming spiced dark ale
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10Acceptable
Brumaison - GB4.40AcceptableRather thin
04 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Got there at the dog-ends of cheese night.
Weltons - Xmas Old4.50GoodPromised spiciness was quite distinct
Bexley - Session Pale Ale3.80AcceptableTaste ok but little life or condition
Weltons - Old Cocky4.30Not Tried

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About The Broken Drum

The pub sign. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

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The pub is found in Blackfen, Greater London, DA15 9PT.

Bexley Borough's 3rd Micropub shop conversion in Westwood Lane planned to open in Spring 2015 sometime just after Eastertide. Finally opened on Friday 17th April 2015. Named after an inn in a Terry Pratchett novel. Formerly a nail salon called Simply Nails. Real ales and ciders sold under gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room visible through its glazed door. 2 level wooden stillage holds up to 10 casks. A settle in each bay window and low tables and chairs provide the seating. Unisex toilet. Has a small bar counter in one corner. Note that last sales are 30 minutes before the advertised closing time. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2018. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018.

We have visited this pub 95 times, seen 232 different beers and tried 156 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT